Re: HF and the elevation advantage

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From: Alan Fryer (qrpdx@earthlink.net)
Date: Wed Jun 06 2001 - 19:38:12 CDT


Larry is right. Even a shortened vertical (20-30 FT), center or top loaded
and a modest radial system (best elevated 6 FT or more) of 3-4 long wires or
lots of short wires would honk on 80M DX....

Alan, N3BJ

----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Cahoon" <lejek@erols.com>
To: "Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion" <qrp-l@Lehigh.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: HF and the elevation advantage

>
> >
> >
> >First, you don't have to get an 80m dipole up three wavelengths for it to
> >be effective. NQ4I has a two-element shortened 80m yagi at 140 feet.
>
> Let me repeat, you don''t need to get it up that high to get it to
> perform. I've got DXCC on 80 meters. The main antenna was a dipole up
> about 40 feet. After I had 80 countries confirmed I went out an picked up
> up on of the butternut 40/80 meter vertical to help with the final 20. But
> I'd guess I still got half of those off the dipole. One item of note
> though is I was running 100 watts at the time - pre-QRP days.
>
> 73 de Larry........WD3P in MD
>


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